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Driven by Gateway and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, the industrialization of farmland and wildlife habitat in the Fraser Delta has reached a tipping point. Together with the provincial and federal governments, global shipping companies and land speculators have big plans for this region. The proposed Deltaport Terminal 2 would triple container capacity. But that’s just the start! A sprawling Free Trade Zone (FTZ) stretching from the port causeway to Hwy 17 is planned: with a huge railway switching yard, truck terminals, and warehouses. The proposed FTZ also ties into YVR expansion and possible inland terminals; extending the potential industrialization zone from Sea Island to Barnston Island—and everything in between. And that is just what we know about for sure.
But people are fighting back. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! A rally and march has been called in Ladner:
What: Rally and March for the Fraser Delta
When: Saturday June 16, 1 pm
Where: Magee Park in Ladner (Delta), just south of Ladner Trunk Road & Arthur Drive. On the 601 bus route from Canada Line (map)
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/411385482205717
Leaflet PDF: http://stopthepave.org/files/Brochure_May_20_0.pdf
This Saturday May 26 is a potluck fundraiser for the June 16 action. Come enjoy a relaxing evening with good company and good food! Bring an appetizer and/or main dish to share. Yummy desserts will be available for $3. Proceeds from beer and wine donations will go to funding the campaign to stop port expansion and the June 16 Rally and March.
What: Potluck Fundraiser for Delta Preservation
When: Saturday May 26, 6 pm
Where: Mariner Co-op, Common Room, 4660 52A Street in Ladner (Delta). On the 601 bus route. (map)
(From Ladner Trunk Road go south on 52A Street - directly beside the Save On Foods mall. Mariner Co-op is the second Co-op on your left.)
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/353284671401883
Looking forward to seeing you!
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